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Russia gets tough on nano 'thieves'

In a sign the government might be taking nanomania a bit too seriously, Nanotechnology Corporation chief Anatoly Chubais rolled out plans last week for a war on nanothieves - companies who inaccurately use the 'nano' prefix to hawk wares ranging from breast implants to concrete.

Dec 9th, 2008

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Law experts ponder keeping up with technology

Scholars from around the world participated in an ASU conference on Dec. 4-5, debating whether law and ethics are capable of keeping pace with science and technology and seeking potential solutions for the challenges created by the growing gap.

Dec 8th, 2008

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Successful conlcusion of first Russian nanotechnology conference

Summing up the results of the First International Contest of scientific papers in the sphere of nanotechnologies between young scientists became the central event of the last day of the First International Forum on Nanotechnologies that took place in Moscow from December 3-5, 2008.

Dec 8th, 2008

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Advanced Electron Microscopy School

This course is aimed at those already in possession of a sound knowledge of S/TEM requiring a deeper understanding of advanced electron optics, and is especially suited to those using, or expecting to use, any type of aberration-corrected and/or monochromated S/TEM instrument.

Dec 8th, 2008

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$300K grant to develop nanotechnology sensors for cleantech

The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering of the University at Albany has been selected to receive a prestigious grant from the U.S. Department of Energy for pioneering research and education that will support the development of nanotechnology-enabled sensors and controls designed to sharply reduce emissions from fossil fuel-based power plants.

Dec 8th, 2008

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Research shows cultural biases most impact opinion on nanotechnology

An experiment found that how people react to information about nanotechnology depends on cultural predispositions. Exposed to balanced information, people with pro-commerce values tend to see the benefits of nanotechnology as outweighing any risks. However, people with egalitarian or communitarian values who are predisposed to blame commerce and industry for social inequities and environmental harm tend to see nanotechnology risks as outweighing benefits.

Dec 8th, 2008

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Mit Nanopartikeln durch die Blut-Hirn-Schranke

Beim Spitzenclusterwettbewerb des Bundesministeriums fuer Bildung und Forschung waren gleich drei Antraege des Instituts fuer Pharmazie und Molekulare Biotechnologie der Heidelberger Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet erfolgreich.

Dec 8th, 2008

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Roll-printing flexible displays like newspapers

European researchers have developed a cost-effective method for manufacturing flexible displays in much the same way that newspapers are printed. Their work promises to revolutionise packaging, advertising and even clothing.

Dec 7th, 2008

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Smart dust future

Smart dust refers to tiny, wireless networks of sensors. You also could think of the sensors as tiny chips, or even miniature robots. The smart dust detects data about light, temperatures or vibrations and transmits that data to larger computer systems.

Dec 7th, 2008

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Nanotechnology 'culture war' possible, says Yale study

Rather than infer that nanotechnology is safe, members of the public who learn about this novel science tend to become sharply polarized along cultural lines, according to a study conducted by the Cultural Cognition Project at Yale Law School.

Dec 7th, 2008

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